Border guard killed by armed infiltrators

November 4, 2009

A group of armed men were caught infiltrating Saudi territory at Jabal Dukhan, near the Khald Border Post in Jazan’s Khoba Sector along the border with Yemen, an official source said Tuesday morning. The men opened fire on members of the Border Guard, killing one and wounding eleven others. Commenting on the incident today, Jazan Governor Prince Mohammed bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz praised the security forces and vowed that the attackers would be punished. He attended funeral prayers for Private First Class Turki bin Salim Ali Al-Gahtani, and, afterwards, reported the other victims to be in stable condition.